James E. Fulton
Source:The Times Record, Aledo, Illinois, November 16, 1927
James E. Fulton
b. April 19, 1860 - d. November 10, 1927
(photograph taken (with grandchild) about 1925)
Edward J. Fulton, son of Thompson and Sarah Burleigh Fulton, was born in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, April 19, 1860, and passed away at his home November 10, 1927, aged 67 years, 6 months and 22 days. When a child his parents moved to his grandfather’s farm at Latrobe, Penn., where they resided for a number of years, the removing to Keithsburg, where the deceased grew to manhood.
In 1881, he went to Tampico, Mexico, in the employ of a railroad company. The climate proved to be unhealthy and at the end of a year he went to New Orleans, where he was employed for two years in a sugar refinery. Upon his return to Keithsburg he entered the engine department of the Central Iowa Railroad, afterwards taking up the vocation of farming which he followed to the end of his days.
On March 6, 1895, he was united in marriage to Miss Clio Atwater. Four children were born to this union: Clinton, Thompson, Jamie and Mrs. Violet Dodson. Besides his wife and children he is survived by one brother, Harvey E. Fulton, one sister, Mrs. Tessa Cooper, both of Lincoln, Neb., and three grandchildren, Dean, Shirley, and Dorothy Dodson.
Mr. Fulton received his education in the public schools, also attending the New Boston High School, his education was supplemented by intelligent reading as he was intensely interested in current events, and his home was filled with good books and papers. He took as active an interest in the social and economic life of the community, contributing as his means would permit to any good cause. He served as school director in his district for nearly 20 years.
He was a loving father, a kind friend and a good neighbor. To him death was not an end to life but an entrance into more abundant life. His was a kind and cheerful nature. In his affliction during the past year he exhibited a peace of mind astonishing to his friends, for it was well with his soul.
"there’s no such thing as death
To those who think aright
‘Tis but the racer casting off
What most impeded his flight.
‘Tis but one little act
Life’s drama must contain.
One struggle–keener than the rest.
And then an end to pain."
Burial services were held at the Methodist Church in New Boston, Saturday afternoon, Nov. 12 at 2 o’clock, Rev. O. J. Ackerman officiating. The Masonic lodge of New Boston then took charge and conducted their funeral service at the grave. Internment was in the New Boston Cemetery. The pall bearers were: H. B. Prouty, Ward Stevens, B. F. Willits, Willard Maley, Oak Finch and H. J. Prouty.